Yoga has long been known and recognised for the benefits it provides for the mind and body.
People who practise yoga do so to improve their posture, concentration and all over awareness and confidence.
But these factors must also be considered for children, which is why there is a push for yoga to become part of the Australian curriculum.
You might wonder why yoga is important for kids and the answer is this – a recent survey conducted by Yoga Australia, proves that children who practise yoga and meditation on a regular basis benefit in their studies, social settings as well as improved over-all body awareness and confidence.
So, yoga can actually contribute to your child’s wellbeing in more ways than one.
Yoga is versatile in that it can be practised by anyone at any age. With kids specifically, it is important they enjoy the practise of yoga but also that they are practising in safe manner under the guidance of a qualified and registered teacher.
Some of the benefits for kids include:
- Teaches children how to focus/concentrate
- Settles a restless or distracted mind
- Classes that are enjoyable for children
- Enables children to relax and free the mind
- Empowers children
- Improves posture – important from a young age
Today, schools are increasingly being required to measure how they educate the whole child emotionally, socially and academically. Ultimately, the addition of yoga to the curriculum would significantly increase results in each area.
Have your children ever participated in yoga? Please share in the comments below.